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British version of Kitchenaid Mixer... do you have one?

Post by tanusa » Mon, 03 Aug 2009 11:50 am

Hello again... I read on another thread about Williams-Sonoma here in the U.S. selling British versions of the Kitchenaid Mixer, but it didn't mention if they bought one and used it. I checked with the store this weekend, and yes, it's true. I can order a British Artisan mixer for US$300. Has anyone done this to use in Singapore? It would be a 220v mixer, but not sure about the plug type. I love to bake, but don't really want to spend S$1000 on a mixer if I don't have to.

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Post by cbavasi » Mon, 03 Aug 2009 3:19 pm

The plug should be a three prong (UK/Sing) at 220v but even if it's a 2 prong you can buy a simple plastic adapter to plug it in here. Yes the Kitchenaid mixers are soooo expensive here (and in the UK too) - you could probably make a tidy profit if you brought a couple extra with you 8-)

That being said - counter/cupboard space can be at a premium - so you may just want to buy a small handheld or an inexpensive upright (Braun seems to corner the market on a lot of stuff) unless you'll be here a long time.

Of course, I'd always buy it off you when you leave :D

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Post by ksl » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:52 am

You can pick up cheaper mixers no problem, they cater for rich and poor here :) ! But if you are not used to hard work, i doubt you will enjoy it, with a hand mixer :wink: Do what my wife would do, shout of hubby to do the dirty work :) Cheapest mixer of all!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:07 pm

You have that problem as well do you? :D

Especially when it come to rolling out Chapati dough!
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Post by ksl » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:14 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You have that problem as well do you? :D

Especially when it come to rolling out Chapati dough!
Chapati dough!
My favourite although i have never made it! :( I've been sampling egg tarts just lately, but haven't find any that could compete with my mothers! With a nice brown skin and lots of nutmeg!

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Post by cbavasi » Tue, 04 Aug 2009 7:21 pm

tanusa - you should bring an assortment of holiday cookie cutters and stuff for cookies/cakes... especially if you do any Wilton type cakes/decorating. There are some great baking stores here but the markup on Wilton is insane. *But* at Phoon Huat (bake supply store) you can find incredible selection of cake boxes, tins, pastry boards, cookie bags...etc for pennies.

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Post by tanusa » Wed, 05 Aug 2009 3:54 am

cbavasi wrote:tanusa - you should bring an assortment of holiday cookie cutters and stuff for cookies/cakes... especially if you do any Wilton type cakes/decorating. There are some great baking stores here but the markup on Wilton is insane. *But* at Phoon Huat (bake supply store) you can find incredible selection of cake boxes, tins, pastry boards, cookie bags...etc for pennies.
ooh, thanks! I haven't done much decorating, but I'd love to give it a try. I usually bake breads, cakes (not decorated, just a frosting sometimes) and cupcakes for my kid's b-day parties. I'm really looking forward to checking out Phoon Huat. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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